Hi all! I’m a third year FM resident doing a one year surgical OB fellowship next year. I am getting older and my husband and I want multiple kids (probably 3+). I’ll be 30-31 during fellowship year. The fellowship schedule is strenuous (q2 home call for c-sections, one 30 hour call monthly, one period of working two weeks on per month). It’ll be stressful—new city, new skills, new responsibilities. But, I need to start trying for a baby soon before it’s too late. My top priority is having a family, followed by my medical career. I’d never forgive myself if I was unable to get pregnant due to waiting too long. Ideally, I could get pregnant during fellowship, but I’m worried about the physical demands of the job. I also am not sure how to time things. I’ll need to search for a job after fellowship and if the stars aligned and timing worked out I could have the baby between fellowship and new job and then start new job after time off for maternity leave. However, I realize this may not work. What do you think in terms of timing pregnancies? I imagine it’d be hard to find an attending job if I’d be delivering soon after starting, right? Please help! This is super stressful.